Chestnuts are grown in various parts of the world, including the United States. Generally chestnuts are imported from Italy, with a few coming from the Far East. Chestnuts are seeds that develop inside a prickly husk, generally 2 or 3 in each husk. The nuts ripen and fall from the tree during or after the first frosts. The commercial marketing season for these nuts is generally October through December.
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